WSSCC staff and members will gather in New York next week to advance advocacy efforts for improved sanitation and hygiene at a series of high-level events:
During the week, our partner Global Citizen will turn New York into an arena of advocacy, with dozens of events and activations uniting Global Citizens to learn, take action, and see world leaders commit to deliver a world without extreme poverty by 2030.
As Global Citizen’s official WASH partner, WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams will speak at an event Coming Clean for Child Health, to be held on 21 September at New York’s Tenement Museum. Dr Williams will address the links between sanitation and hygiene and preventive health services, such as vaccines, in ensuring dignity and health for all.
The week’s activity will culminate at the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday 23rd, where WSSCC will support onstage WASH commitments by world leaders.
Chris Williams will champion sanitation and hygiene at thematic sessions of the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Impact Summit on the 18th and 19th, joining partners to discuss how innovation and technology can be harnessed to ensure sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Archana Paktar, WSSCC’s Policy Advocacy Programme Manager and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) expert, will participate in the Guardian roundtable on Gender and Equality, sponsored by Opportunity International. The discussion takes place on 21 September on the theme Educating Girls: the first step to empowering women.
Chris Williams, Archana Patkar and Unjela Kaleem, Head of External Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement, Communications and Country Support will attend selected events at the United Nations General Assembly.
On the 28th of May 2018, Menstrual Hygiene Day was celebrated the world over in order to raise awareness on the issue, break the silence on MHM and break down taboos, myths and stigmas that disempower girls. To commemorate this day, WSSCC prepared a social media kit and encouraged its members to use it for virtual […]
On 18 and 19 June 2018, the regional conference on reducing gender inequalities in the WASH sector in West and Central Africa will take place in Dakar (Senegal).
WSSCC, with partners WaterAid and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is co-hosting a special session at the European Development Days on the potential for WASH to empower women and girls, and more specifically looking at Menstrual Hygiene Management. The session will examine how millions of women and girls today lack the facilities, […]
Le WSSCC est ravi d’annoncer que la Guyanienne Audreyanna Thomas a remporté les élections qui se sont tenues au mois de février 2018.